The internet provides nearly unlimited resources and information for entrepreneurs looking to start a business. The following are some of the most useful resources that we have found:
Kentucky Business One Stop Portal – From starting your business plan to registering your business with the Commonwealth, this portal is a “one stop shop” with tools necessary to assist you in registering and operating your business in Kentucky.
Business.gov — Business.gov helps small businesses understand their legal requirements, and locate government services supporting the nation’s small business community. Business.gov is an official site of the U.S. Government.
U.S. Small Business Administration — The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent Agency of the Executive branch of the Federal Government. It is charged with the responsibility of providing four primary areas of assistance to American small business.
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development — This website provides extensive information on the programs and services available to businesses including existing businesses, newly locating companies, start-ups, small and minority businesses and many others.
Business Owner’s Toolkit — With an emphasis on problem-solving dating back to 1995, Business Owner’s Toolkit™ offers more than 5,000 pages of free cost-cutting tips, step-by-step checklists, real-life case studies, startup advice, and business templates to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
AllBusiness.com — AllBusiness.com is an online media and e-commerce company offers resources including how-to articles, business forms, contracts and agreements, expert advice, blogs, business news, business directory listings, product comparisons, business guides, a business association and more.
Entrepreneurship.org — Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, is a resource for entrepreneurs that is designed to increase productivity by providing essential information as quickly and easily as possible.
Inc.com — Inc.com delivers advice, tools and services to help business owners start, run and grow their businesses more successfully.
BusinessWeek — The online home of Business Week magazine.
Entrepreneur — The online home of Entrepreneur magazine.
Zero Million — Zeromillion facilitates discussion, communication, networking and peer assistance though an online community of businessmen, businesswomen, entrepreneurs and marketers at all levels of knowledge.
Smart Biz — SmartBiz provides a variety of resources to help small businesses get big.
Edward Lowe Foundation — The Entrepreneur’s Resource Center features Hundreds of articles and briefs — solutions gleaned from CEOs, presidents and business owners like you.
Debt.org – Debt.org provides entrepreneurs with information on small business finances, information on employment benefits, and helping them understand the concept of starting a small business.